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The Great Profile (1940)

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82 min | Comedy

Barrymore lampoons himself. A famous actor, given to drink, nearly destroys the show, but his leading lady returns to save it. Meanwhile a young girl tries to reform him.See moreBarrymore lampoons himself. A famous actor, given to drink, nearly destroys the show, but his leading lady returns to save it. Meanwhile a young girl tries to reform him. Written by Ed Stephan See less
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Director
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Milton Sperling (original screen play) | Hilary Lynn (original screen play)
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Updated Aug 30, 1940

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Aug 30, 1940 (United States)

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35 cast members
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John Barrymore
Evans Garrick Evans Garrick   See fewer
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Gregory Ratoff
Boris Mefoofsky Boris Mefoofsky   See fewer
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John Payne
Richard Lansing Richard Lansing   See fewer
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Anne Baxter
Mary Maxwell Mary Maxwell   See fewer
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Lionel Atwill
Dr. Bruce Dr. Bruce   See fewer
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Edward Brophy
Sylvester Sylvester   See fewer
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Willie Fung
Confucius Confucius   See fewer
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Joan Valerie
Understudy Understudy   See fewer
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Charles Lane
Director Director   See fewer
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Hal K. Dawson
Ticket Seller Ticket Seller   See fewer
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William Pawley
Electrician Electrician   See fewer
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Eddie Dunn
Furniture Man Furniture Man   See fewer
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James Flavin
Detective Detective   See fewer
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Dorothy Dearing
Debutante Debutante   See fewer
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Paul Brochard
Acrobat (uncredited) Acrobat (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ralph Brooks
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Robert Conway
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Sidney De Gray
Critic (uncredited) Critic (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Dilson
Doctor Perkins (uncredited) Doctor Perkins (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Dobbs
Reporter (uncredited) Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Elliott
Pop - Stage Doorman (uncredited) Pop - Stage Doorman (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Hiestand
Announcer (voice) (uncredited) Announcer (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Arthur Stuart Hull
Audience Extra (uncredited) Audience Extra (uncredited)   See fewer
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Adolph Milar
Herman (uncredited) Herman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bert Moorhouse
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William Newell
Reporter (uncredited) Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
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The Pina Troupe
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Russell Saunders
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Robert Shaw
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Brick Sullivan
Repo Man (uncredited) Repo Man (uncredited)   See fewer
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Stanley Taylor
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Billy Wayne
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Larry Wheat
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6.3 / 10 | 164 votes